Some rocks formations in Garden of the Gods are the most popular ones with visitors and tourists. The Balanced Rock (subject for a later date) would be one of them. The Siamese Twins formation is another. Unlike the Balanced Rock, however, you cannot just drive up to this one. It requires a short uphill hike to get to it. It is worth every step of the journey!
The twins rise, almost in perfect unison, above the surrounding land and at the correct angle, you can see Pike’s Peak through the window! This is a merged image of two separate photos. Even with a wide angle lens, unless you have an extreme wide angle, it is nearly impossible to get this point of view and still get both of the towering twins into the image. If you are visiting Garden of the Gods, take this hike and watch the sunrise and illuminate both Pikes Peak and the twins. One of the best views in the city! Enjoy!
Took this image a couple of years ago, and it is one of my wife’s favorites. This is from Rampart Range Road — a dirt road that connects Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, CO. As you approach the Woodland Park side, this field emerges, and along with it is one of the best views of Pike’s Peak I have found.
The clouds look more imposing than I recall them being. I loved the fence line and the contrast of the grass with the snow covered mountain. Enjoy!
Yes, I know. I posted about Garden of the Gods last week. I know. At the risk of falling into a rut, however, I HAD to go back! If you have been here, you understand. If you have not, well, I hope these photos inspire you to take a trip. You see, we got another good snow storm, and that is when Garden of the Gods is at it’s best, and last week, I had to leave earlier than I would have wanted to. So I hope you will indulge me in one more trip through this fantastic park. This trip was centered around the South Garden area, and the pictures were taken along a hiking trail, which I have heard people refer to as Rattlesnake Ridge. It is a short hike that takes you amongst a number of the rock formations.